Halloween Extravaganza!

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Come join us at the library on October 31st from 12-3 pm for our Halloween Extravaganza! Stop by for Halloween crafts, pumpkin painting, caramel apples, music and more! Wear a costume and get a prize! Fun for all ages! Event is free and will be held outside the library on the front yard. (If rain or extreme cold event will be moved to inside the library).

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Multi-Media Animation Workshop For Kids!

animationworkshopOur friends at Spark Media Project return on Saturday, September 19 for a free one-day animation workshop for kids ages 7-12. Students in this class will learn 2 different types of animation – stop motion animation and digital animation.

First, they will create characters out of paper and learn how to create the illusion of movement. Then they will use a brand new, state-of-the-art program to create their own digital animations – choose a character, create an original background, and then use a computer program to animate the character using facial recognition and voice recordings.

The workshop runs from 10am-4pm on September 19. Space is limited and registration is required. Reserve a spot for your 7-12 year old by calling Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480, email maryellen@sparkmediaproject.org or register online.

Back to School Fun Night

Kids Break WeekJoin Ms. Pam in the Children’s Room on Tuesday, September 1 from 6-7pm for Back to School Fun Night! Come on in and get excited for the start of the new school year. There will be stories for the elementary set and students of all ages can decorate goal posters with ideas they have for making the 2015-2016 year the best yet. There will be a bookmark making station where kids can create their own bookmark to save their place in all those great books they will be reading this year. We’ll also have book giveaways and other fun activities to help get kids excited for the coming school year.

Bengali Bandhan

bengaliJoin the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and library staff on Wednesdays, beginning August 5, from 6-7pm in the Children’s Room for Bengali Bandhan*, a series of programs for children and families celebrating Bengali language and culture.

Participants will be introduced to the Bengali alphabet and learn about Bangladeshi culture through shared stories, poems, songs, dance, arts and crafts, and more. The program is geared towards elementary school aged youth, but all are welcome.

*Bandhan means “togetherness”

This project has been supported by a grant from the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

Super Summer Kids Book Sale

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The Friends of the Hudson Area Library encourage kids and families to stretch their summer reading lists and come to a special two-day Super Summer Kids Book Sale. On Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, the Book Sale Room will be offering thousands of children’s books at bargain prices. Open from 10am til 2pm each day at the Hudson Area Library, 400 State Street in Hudson. Books for vacation reading fun, for school or for special interests, this Super Summer Kids Book Sale will have it all!

As a special bonus, the Friends will also host a face-painting artist on Friday from 11am-1pm. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the kids to the library, stock up on great titles to encourage reading throughout the summer. Raffle tickets for a large gift basket of children’s books will also be available for purchase on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $1 each, or 6 for $5. This basket is full of great books and activities for all kids, and is valued at more than $75– a great deal!
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Free Animation Workshop for Kids!

Spark SharkSpark your creativity with digital media workshops at the Hudson Area Library!

Our friends from Spark Media Project will be offering a stop-motion animation workshop for kids ages 7-12, starting Wednesday, July 29 and meeting weekly on Wednesdays through August 19. The workshop is free, but space is limited, so sign up today! To register contact Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480.

Animation Mania
Dates: Wednesdays, July 29 through August 19, 4-6pm
Ages: 7-12
In this workshop, youth will learn the art of stop-motion animation to create a short animated video. Participants will write the story, create the backgrounds and characters, use animation software, and record voiceovers and sound effects.

Spark Media Project’s Mobile Media Lab is funded by NYSCA and the New York REDC.

FREE Moviemaking and Animation Workshops for Youth!

Spark SharkSpark your creativity with digital media workshops at the Hudson Area Library!

Our friends from Spark Media Project will be offering two free workshops at the library this summer – one a live-action, narrative videomaking workshop for teens, the other a stop-motion animation workshop for kids. Both workshops are free. Space is limited and registration is required. To register contact Spark Media Project at 845-485-4480.

Mini Movies
Dates: Saturday, July 18, 1-5pm
Ages: 13-18
In this workshop, youth will learn the entire process of filmmaking including scripting, cinematography, and editing their own narrative short films.

Animation Mania
Dates: Wednesdays, July 29 through August 19, 4-6pm
Ages: 7-12
In this workshop, youth will learn the art of stop-motion animation to create a short animated video. Participants will write the story, create the backgrounds and characters, use animation software, and record voiceovers and sound effects.

Spark Media Project’s Mobile Media Lab is funded by NYSCA and the New York REDC.